Taking A Walk

Walking Down US Highway 11 – Winchester, Virginia to Louisiana

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Natural Bridge (Virginia)

January 15th, 2010 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips Sometimes you are right at something, but you cannot see it. Then you tell people that the thing isn’t there. Then you learn later that you were standing on it. Then, well I don’t know what happens then. Such is Natural Bridge in Rockbridge County Virginia (the county is of course named […]

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Tags: Rockbridge County · Virginia

Day 60 – Stupid Hurts

October 15th, 2009 · 1 Comment

by Dwayne Phillips Some break in the weather today – no rain. We had the next worst thing – heavy fog in the morning. Everything becomes wet, but slowly and surely, not quickly and surprisingly. The temperature ranged from 75 in the fog to 85 and cloudy. The sun didn’t come out on us while […]

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Tags: Forrest County · Jones County · Mississippi

Day 59 – Rain and Pickup Trucks

October 14th, 2009 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips I walked 18 miles today. Yes, I am slowing as the week progresses. Perhaps I did too much on Monday and Tuesday (20 and 19.5 miles respectively). My excuse was the rain again this morning. I didn’t have the energy to trudge through miles in the rain. Instead, we sat around in […]

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Tags: Jones County · Mississippi

Day 57 – Columbus Day in the Rain

October 12th, 2009 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips Today was a holiday, so the traffic was a little different and there were no school buses. It rained today – off and on all day. It was 65 degrees, but the precipitation was: drizzle heavy rain mist repeat six times I was fortunate that I had a different logistics system today. […]

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Tags: Clarke County · Lauderdale County · Mississippi

Day 55 – Mississippi

October 9th, 2009 · 1 Comment

by Dwayne Phillips It was hot today folks. 80 degrees at 6AM and 95 in the afternoon. During today’s walk, I drank four 20-ounce bottles of water, one 20-ounce bottle of Gatorade, one 20-ounce Welch’s Grape Soda (the number 2 best soft drink in the world), one 12-ounce Coke, and one cup of coffee. I […]

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Tags: Alabama · Lauderdale County · Mississippi · Sumter County

Day 54 – A University and a Parallel

October 8th, 2009 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips Another 18 miles walked today. The temperature was 68 degrees in the morning with a low cloud cover. We ended with 88 degrees and mostly sunny. I am glad that I was able to start at 7AM and end before 3PM. After 3PM the heat coming off the pavement is much worse […]

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Tags: Alabama · Sumter County

Day 53 – Rain, Sunshine, Cows, and Catfish

October 7th, 2009 · 2 Comments

by Dwayne Phillips I awoke to the sound of thunderstorms (seems like a good title for a book or something). They were moving through the area. This delayed the start of walking today and also caused me to break the walk for an hour in mid-morning. The temperature was 65 degrees with the threatening skies […]

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Tags: Alabama · Greene County · Sumter County

Day 48 – Downtown

October 1st, 2009 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips I walked through Birmingham, Alabama today. The weather was great again – 55 in the morning and 80 in the afternoon with clear skies. Rain is forecast for tomorrow, so we shall see. I don’t have a good guess about how far I walked today. In a major city like Birmingham, I […]

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Tags: Alabama · Jefferson County

Day 46 – A Change in the Weather

September 29th, 2009 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips Another 18-mile day today. I walked through Springville, Alabama. I think I walked through the communities of Whitney and Pleasant Hill given the names on buildings, but I am not sure those places exist. The weather was one of the big items of the day. The weather changed – at 7AM it […]

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Tags: Alabama · St Clair County

Day 43 – A Small Town

September 25th, 2009 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips Today I walked 16 miles. Still no rain on me – sunny all day today with temperatures from 75 to 89 degrees. It is muggy in the morning and hot in the afternoon. I try to finish my miles by 3PM to avoid the heat and any afternoon showers. The heat accumulates […]

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Tags: Alabama · DeKalb County